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Washington Home Safety Ranking

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Our Study Methodology

After helping our customers complete hundreds of thousands of home improvement jobs across the country—from carpet cleaning and plumbing to appliance repair, electrical services, and more—we created the SERVIZ Home Safety Ranking Index. What we have learned over the years is that customers, more than anything, want to ensure they maintain a healthy and safe home. Home safety is not just about adding an alarm system or having smoke detectors; it is also about keeping your home well maintained.

Homeowners increasingly want to keep up with their home maintenance to reduce the risk of fires, floods, earthquake damage, and even break-ins. The independent professionals in the SERVIZ network have helped thousands of customers reduce fire risks in their homes by replacing dirty vents and identifying improperly installed electrical switches and outlets. They have also reduced flood and earthquake risks by inspecting and repairing broken water pipes, sewer mains, and making sure water heaters are earthquake strapped and have properly installed overflow vents.

Consumers are also rightly concerned about who is coming inside their home. With that in mind, we created our Home Safety Ranking index to help all homeowners understand how their city and state ranks for home safety.

Our methodology was as follows: We sent a survey to 65,000 of our customers asking them how safe they feel in their homes, how they protect their homes, and what are their biggest safety concerns in their homes and neighborhoods. We took our survey responses and used the U.S. Census data that ranks each city on a crime index of 1-100 (100 being the safest). The two data points were then combined to determine our own proprietary safety grade for each city.

Our Home Safety Ranking Index includes actual survey results, quotes from our customers, and the percentage of professionals who sought to join our network that have failed our background check.

We understand how important it is to trust someone who is working to make your home safer. This is why our standards for accepting professionals into our network are high. Since 2015, we have rejected over 15% of professionals seeking to join the SERVIZ network.

We hope that by providing this level of detail for each city we serve we are helping communities better understand how they can keep their homes, families, and friends safe.

Our Washington Home Safety Ranking is a result of our proprietary data collected over the last 5 years serving over 200 thousand customers, and 300 thousand home improvement jobs, and other publicly available sources.
Washington Population:
,
,
Crime
Washington
Crime Index
3
(100 is safest)
Washington
Annual Crimes
39,966
Total
Washington
is Safer Than
3%
of U.S Cities
Your Chance of Becoming a Victim of a Crime
1
IN
17
In Washington
1
IN
17
In District of Columbia
1
IN
35
In U.S.
How SERVIZ Customers Protect Their Homes
53.3%
Alarm System
42.1%
Neighborhood watch program
39.5%
Dog
Washington Property Crimes
2,971
Home Break Ins
4.4 per 1,000 residents
25,200
Property Theft
37.5 per 1,000 residents
Background Check Fail Rate
1
IN
4
Home Repair Pros we checked FAILED a criminal background check
1
IN
3
Carpet Cleaners
1
IN
3
Handyman
1
IN
5
Appliance Service Pros
Did You Know?
District of Columbia average Flood restoration cost is:
$5,407
Number of annual deaths by Fire in District of Columbia:
19
What are SERVIZ Customers Biggest Safety Concerns?
Earthquake / Flood
53.6%
Crime
50.4%
Fire
27.5%
What Do Locals think?
What do the residents of Washington have to say about home safety?
I feel it is my responsibility to make sure my family is secure as best as possible. We have a communication system in place where my neighbors watch out for any unusual activity or unknown persons in our neighborhood. my particular street is very hands on in the community. I feel very safe . I live in a comfortable quiet neighborhood, we know our neighbors and interact with each other to keep informed as to changes in the area.
Jerry W.
Recent Washington Reviews
Lyudmima T.
Washington, DC
11/13/2017
“It was easy to communicate with the company. The technician came on time and did excellent job. I Would recommend the SERVIZ for appliance repair. The warranty is 90 days.”
Harold R.
Washington, DC
“Service agent was courteous, thorough, and efficeint. I will ask for Andre by name the next time we need capet cleaning.”
Sayana T.
Washington, DC
“Jesus was awesome. He was very professional and completed the task in good time.”
Gloria C.
Washington, DC
“Exceptional customer service. Prompt and professional, I will recommend your company to family and friends.”
Kevin M.
Washington, DC
“Tyrone was amazing! Service was easy to use, seamless.”
June B.
Rockville, MD
12/4/2017
“This is my first time to use SERVIZ. The online booking system worked like a charm and I received confirmation notices about my initial appointment and follow-up appointment, notices that the tech was on his way, etc. The tech was very professional, experienced, courteous, and efficient. He had to acquire the replacement part and return the next day to install the part. I can't say enough good things about the tech. I would use SERVIZ again.”
Kathy C.
Alexandria, VA
12/2/2017
“Andre and Marvin did an excellent job. They were very professional and thorough. Great job.”
Len C.
Gaithersburg, MD
12/1/2017
“Chris is a phenomenal technician. Highly skilled so he knew just what to do in a complicated situation. Service was also prompt and good natured.”
Jessica R.
Centreville, VA
11/28/2017
“Mr. Bekele was amazing! Very honest and timely manner! I will for sure be using this service again!”
Henry G.
Rockville, MD
11/28/2017
“Pete was absolutely terrific. He was thoughtful and clearly knew what he was doing. I would highly recommend him to anyone.”
Geri B.
Olney, MD
11/25/2017
“So happy that I called your service. The tech was very knowledgeable, responsive and provided great service!”
Keith D.
District Heights, MD
“Thanks for a proffessnal job and serviceman. Very polite and diligent in his job. Great service from Andrea your the best.”
Pamela B.
Reston, VA
“Mr Goodwin was very knowledgeable, polite and thorough. I would definitely avail myself if his services again!”
June B.
Montgomery Village, MD
“Dio did a fine job and took time to explain what he was doing and tips to use in future. Thanks for same day service. Most appreciative. JB”
Joanne W.
Vienna, VA
“He was excellent - very professional and efficient. I will definitely contact your service again!”
Bethany-SCS145 M.
Arlington, VA
“Nathan was quick and very thorough! Super happy with the results.”
Sandra K.
Silver Spring, MD
“Amazing job well done Room feels like new Will definitely use you again Thank you”
Nancy B.
Mc Lean, VA
“Very pleased with Tyronne's knowledge and ability”
Karen W.
Temple Hills, MD
“Processional, fast, kind, neat - working highly skilled thank you.”
Rita R.
Arlington, VA
“Tyrone was prompt, professional and committed to doing a quality job. He took time to be sure the blinds functioned properly. I will ask for him in the future. The price was fair and he completed the work within two hours as planned.”
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Cities We Serve In The Washington Area